• Will Contest Reversed in Jefferson County, Alabama

      It is not uncommon for relatives to fight over a loved one’s last wishes in a will dispute. One argument that may be made against someone inheriting is undue influence. Undue influence involves that ...

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    • Probate Appeal in Madison County, Alabama

      Filing a lawsuit can feel intimidating and difficult. Even more so, navigating how to file an appeal after you lose a case can seem incredibly confusing. Recently, in Marshall County, in Alabama ...

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    • Alert of SEC Crucial to Whistleblower Immunity

      Whistleblowers are people who expose any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal or unethical within an organization. Under certain laws whistleblowers are afforded protections for ...

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    • Child Support Appeal from Non-Final Judgment Improper

      When a case doesn’t go your way, you’re not out of options – you can appeal! However, the rules on how to appeal can be a bit tricky. Specifically, the judgment you’re appealing from must be final in ...

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    • Bank Can Enforce Creditor Rights in Jefferson County, Alabama

      Dividing the assets in a divorce case is a complicated process in and of itself. However, that divorce can be even further complicated when the bank sues the spouses, alleging that the divorce ...

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    • Monetary Damages Related to Will In Montgomery County, Alabama

      Fights over a loved one’s last wishes can be hostile, drawn-out, and incredibly common. What might be less common, however, is the negative effects that these probate battles can have on a ...

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    • When is a Third Party Denied from Challenging Paternity?

      When a family member has died without a will, it can be stressful to decide how that person’s property should be divided. Mix in the fact that the person was killed by another family member, ...

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    • Parent Must Show Irreparable Injury Under the Alabama Relocation Act

      If you are divorced or about to file for divorce and you have children, the Court will require language of the Alabama Relocation Act. After 15 years of practice, I believe that the Alabama Relocation ...

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    • WHEN CAN A PERSON MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT AND VISITATION?

      Two of the biggest issues to be decided in a divorce case is child support and custody agreements. Although the trial court may make an original determination as to these matters, a parent can always ...

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    • Specific Intent not Needed for Capital Murder

      The death penalty is the most serious punishment you can receive for a crime. It is reserved for the crimes that society views as most dangerous. In a recent case that the Alabama Supreme Court ...

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    • Did You Plead Guilty Before a Magistrate or a Judge in Municipal Court?

      Almost 95% of people in Alabama will have a speeding ticket or a motor vehicle violation in their lifetime. Sometimes a ticket can be dismissed by providing a copy of insurance, getting a taillight ...

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    • WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE NOT ENOUGH TO DISMISS CHARGES

      In a criminal trial, there are certain rules about what evidence a prosecutor must turn over to defendants. Under Alabama law, if a defendant submits a written request for certain evidence, the ...

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    • Specific Intent not Needed for Capital Murder

      The death penalty is the most serious punishment you can receive for a crime. It is reserved for the crimes that society views as most dangerous. In a recent case that the Alabama Supreme Court ...

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    • WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE NOT ENOUGH TO DISMISS CHARGES

      In a criminal trial, there are certain rules about what evidence a prosecutor must turn over to defendants. Under Alabama law, if a defendant submits a written request for certain evidence, the ...

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    • HOW DO PRESUMPTIVE SENTENCING STANDARDS WORK?

      Sentencing guidelines are widely used throughout the country when deciding how long to send a person to jail or prison. In Alabama, presumptive sentencing standards are used to establish what a ...

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    • When is a Third Party Denied from Challenging Paternity?

      When a family member has died without a will, it can be stressful to decide how that person’s property should be divided. Mix in the fact that the person was killed by another family member, ...

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    • Parent Must Show Irreparable Injury Under the Alabama Relocation Act

      If you are divorced or about to file for divorce and you have children, the Court will require language of the Alabama Relocation Act. After 15 years of practice, I believe that the Alabama Relocation ...

      Read More
    • WHEN CAN A PERSON MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT AND VISITATION?

      Two of the biggest issues to be decided in a divorce case is child support and custody agreements. Although the trial court may make an original determination as to these matters, a parent can always ...

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    • Recent Federal Cases of Interst Related to Post-Conviction Relief

      The Seventh Circuit held, as a matter of first impression, that mental incompetence could satisfy the standard for tolling the AEDPA one-year limitations period. Davis v. Humphreys, 747 F.3d 497, 498 ...

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    • Important 2018 Federal Criminal Issues

      The Supreme Court will decided several important issues related to federal criminal cases this term. Look for decisions by June 30, 2018. Self-Incrimination . The court will answer whether the Fifth ...

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      The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, ...

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    • Filing Fees to Run for Elected Office in Alabama

      This case involves an appeal of filing fee to run for elected office. The case was appealed from Jefferson County, Alabama, in the case of Drake v. Alabama Republican Party . Thomas Drake and Kimberly ...

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    • Claims Against Municipal Employees in Alabama

      In Morrow v. Caldwell, as a matter of first impression, the Supreme Court determined that the statutory cap of the Alabama Code Section 11-47-190 does not apply to claims against municipal employees ...

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    • Grisly Workplace Murder Leads to Workers’ Compensation Victory

      Workplace shootings are a growing problem in America . Whether it is a disgruntled employee, an unhappy client, or simply a random act of terror, mentally unstable individuals commit senseless acts ...

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    • Railroad Worker Must Pay Taxes on Workers’ Comp Claim

      If you have been injured on the job, you are probably in a world of hurt in more ways than one. For starters, you are injured. You may be in pain as a result. You cannot work because of your injury. ...

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    • Failure to Install New Saw Cause Workers' Comp Case

      When you are working around machinery or dangerous tools, you probably want to take care that you are safe in the workplace. Too often, though, companies do not take the right steps to make sure that ...

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